By: Diane Benjamin
Before reading the rest of THIS article, read this one: https://nypost.com/2020/07/21/joe-bidens-disastrous-plans-for-americas-suburbs/
On Thursday the Planning Commission will hear testimony about high-density and medium-density housing right next to expensive housing in Wintergreen Subdivision. This is exactly the plan Obama started under the guise of Equity housing. Biden is continuing the plan to destroy nice neighborhoods by packed people into high density housing right next to single family homes.
One fact: people who own their property take more pride in their property and therefore take better care of it than renters do. High-density housing has to mean renters. I am told one home on the edge of the proposed development just sold for $500,000. If high-density housing is erected next door, what will happen to the value of that house?
High density brings more kids. Does Unit 5 have room in the schools for a large influx of kids?
How about traffic? Rabb is 4 lane until it isn’t, then it goes back to 4 lanes.
What does Jason Barickman have to do with this? He is a partner in Fairlawn Capital. They are behind this development. He wants to pack people together instead of providing ownership opportunities.
Here’s another story for you to read: https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-07-20/normal-seeing-interest-in-apartment-complex-projects
Normal City Manager Pam Reece claims the development could be Town Homes or apartments. Both would devalue single family homes, if you don’t show up at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday it will be slammed through. All those commission members are Koos picks, the deck is already stacked against you. If you don’t make your opinion known your property values will go down.
At this same meeting Normal’s proposed sign ordinance changes will be discussed. Pack the place for both!